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Burundi’s Selemani Ndikumana//Photo Courtesy

Hours before their AFCON opener in Alexandaria Egypt, debutants Burundi will have to do without the services of their 32-year old foward Selemani Ndikumana.

Ndikumana was dropped from the Swallows AFCON squad after he was found guilty of gross misconduct.

The Decision to drop Selemani who is also the team’s captain was arrived at on Thursday Night with the Burundi FA releasing a statement confirming the same.

“The player ndikumana yamini is no longer part of the Burundi national team players who are going to take part in the CAN 2019 scheduled in Egypt from June 21 to July 19, 2019.

“The decision of the return of this player was taken today (Thursday, June 20, 2019) by the technical staff, after misbehavior shown by this player, thus violating the rules of conduct and solidarity that the players and staff have agreed to defend the national colors from This June 22, 2019.

“All the other 22 players are in shape with a good spirit to challenge Nigeria from the first entry to the AFCON contestation on Saturday in Alexandria.” Read a Statement from Burundi’s FA.

Burundi will take on the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Saturday, 22nd June.

Apart from Nigeria, Burundi will also come up against Guinea and Madagascar.